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🌳(1/6) We’ve joined the @forestryclimate partnership to work towards a future where the UK’s new and existing #woodlands are resilient to #ClimateChange and can provide for people and #wildlife.

Learn more about how we are playing our part in helping woods adapt below⬇️
🌳(2/6) When it comes to climate change, it’s clear that native #woods and #trees are critical to tackling the climate crisis.

They lock up carbon, reduce pollution and flooding, and support people and wildlife.

Learn more here:… Hackfall Woods in spring, with woodland floor of bluebells a
🌱(3/6) However, there is an urgent need to improve the resilience of both newly created and existing #woodlands to climate change.

According to our #StateOfWoodsAndTrees report, just 7% of Britain's native woodlands are in good ecological condition:…
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🧵Today is #CleanAirDay.

#AirPollution not only impacts human health but also the health of our woods and trees. Addressing air pollution is vital to protect and restore our ecosystems🌳

#Nitrogen air pollution is a significant issue for UK woods. According to the #StateOfWoodsAndTrees report 100% of woodlands in England exceed the nitrogen critical load – all will have deteriorated as a result.…
Bushy grey beard #lichens were once far more abundant, but are sensitive to #AirQuality. They act as miniature forests on trunks and branches, where invertebrates live and birds forage. They’ve also been found to have anti-growth effects on human cancer cells!
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Thread: Annual tree planting stats released 17/06/2021

Area of new planting 2019-20

🌳10.86k ha in Scotland
🌳2.33k ha in England
🌳0.20k ha in NI
🌳0.08k ha in Wales… Image
2/ @WGClimateChange Programme for Government…

We can assist with:
🔹A zero-carbon economy.
🔹Improving the attractiveness & biodiversity of areas alongside major transport routes.
🔹The #NationalForestWales to extend from the North of Wales to the South.
🔹A new system of farm support that'll maximise the protective power of nature through farming #HedgesAndEdges
🔹A new National Park to cover the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley.
🔹Supporting communities to create 30 new woodlands & connect habitat areas.…
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